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Dec 2, 2012 6:30pm PST
, but as a nonprofit, a charity. in its filing with the i.r.s. filing, alec says its mission is "education." which means it pays no taxes, and its corporate members get a tax write-off. its legislators get a lot too. >> in wisconsin, i can't take anything of value from a lobbyist. i can't take a cup of coffee from a lobbyist. at alec, it's just the opposite. you know, you get there and you're being wined and dined by corporate interests. i can go down there and be wined and dined for days in order to hear about their special legislation. i mean, the head of shell oil flew in on his private jet to come to this conference. the head of one the largest utility companies in the country was there on a panel. utility company in 13 states, and here he is presenting to legislators. i mean, they clearly brought in some of the biggest corporate names in "special interestdom" and had them meeting with legislators because a lot of business transpires at these events. >> the most important business happens in what alec calls "task forces." there are currently eight of them, with a corporate take on every import
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
is out here, the opportunity, the education level, and combine that with what's there in san antonio-- the great cultural richness, the history, the humility of the community, and it's a hardworking community? so i would say that college was really when i first got interested in actually going into politics. >> hinojosa: so your mom kind of was... was doing major politics from the grassroots. and actually, you know, many times along the route, saying, "hey, listen, we can't even play within the two party system. we've got to create a third party-- la raza unida party in texas. and you're sitting here as a kid saying, "oh, mom, this is so boring." and then you end up essentially becoming part of a major political party-- the democratic party. people look at you. you know it's been said, we might as well just put out there. they're saying, "look, julian castro could end up as the first latino in the white house." so put those things together. you know, your mom's doing radical stuff-- you know, third party politics-- and you're like, right in with the big democratic party with... they
Search Results 0 to 5 of about 6 (some duplicates have been removed)